# What are the first 5 prime numbers?

Prime numbers are the numbers that have only two factors, that are, 1 and the number itself.

## Answer: 2, 3, 5, 7, and 11 are the first five prime numbers.

Let us find the nature of primes in detail.

Explanation:

A number greater than 1, with exactly two factors, 1 and itself, is defined as a prime number.

For example, 7 is a prime number.

- 7 × 1 = 7
- 1 × 7 = 7 ⇒ 1, 7 are the only factors of 7.

The first 5 prime numbers are 2, 3, 5, 7, 11.

1 is neither a prime number nor a composite number.

### Thus, 2, 3, 5, 7, and 11 are the first five prime numbers.

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